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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Rant about 5DIII (and my oversight)
« on: June 01, 2014, 12:05:03 AM »
Hey, you are saying mean things about the love of my life!  LOL

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Thanks for the report.  That's the same card I use in my 5D3.  No problems in over a year and a half, but this may prompt me to pop an SD card in the second slot for backup.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Artifact caused by bad memory card?
« on: May 29, 2014, 10:10:18 AM »
Yes, that's probably a bad memory card.

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I sometimes use ISO 50 when I want to use a larger aperture and I can't increase the shutter speed due to flash synch limits.  Seems to work fine, I don't notice any loss in quality.

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Canon General / Re: Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 23, 2014, 03:23:29 PM »
My perversions are not appropriate to mention in this august forum... but you can visit my (NSFW) website if you want to know more.

I just hope Canon doesn't find out what I do with their cameras and cut me off.  :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: May 22, 2014, 11:03:40 AM »
Mt. Spokane makes a good point.  Putting a large lens on a small camera defeats the purpose of having a small camera.

I am pretty happy with my T2i and 18-55 kit lens for travel.  I sometimes take a longer zoom, but almost never use it.

Here's a casual HDR shot I took in the Columbia River Gorge last month using this combination and a flimsy tripod.



The upload doesn't look as sharp as the original.  Here's a crop to show what kind of detail you can expect:


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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS 5D Mark III Body $2574
« on: May 11, 2014, 11:13:15 AM »
The price is now:  2849.99

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At the risk of being considered rude, my comment is one of suspicion.  The author said that he put the two lenses on two different 5D3s and took casual snapshots around his home.  So how is it that in each pair of shots, the composition and focus are so identical?  And how the heck did he get the dog to stay absolutely perfectly still while he switched cameras?

LOL

My dog is camera shy and kind of freezes up and looks away. I just had one camera in each hand and would pay attention to the composition in the corners of each shot and duplicate, as well as kind of brace my shots in the same position. I really just tried to get a variety of shots to see how the lenses might differ.

Jason

Well, you did an amazingly good job!  And your dog even keeps his tongue in the same position from shot to shot.  It just seems kind of odd and not typical of the casual test shots we usually see posted.  I always try to be just a bit sceptical when I see stuff posted on the net.

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At the risk of being considered rude, my comment is one of suspicion.  The author said that he put the two lenses on two different 5D3s and took casual snapshots around his home.  So how is it that in each pair of shots, the composition and focus are so identical?  And how the heck did he get the dog to stay absolutely perfectly still while he switched cameras?


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EOS Bodies / Re: When Does the Year of the Lens Start?
« on: May 02, 2014, 01:49:47 PM »
I should be happy about the lack of new products.  It's saving me a lot of money and I think I have just about recovered from Gear Acquisition Syndrome.

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Nice to see some excitement about a new product!  Keep those reports coming. :)

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Lenses / Re: What is the perfect lens for street photography?
« on: April 27, 2014, 04:03:54 PM »
Do any of you feel that image stabilization is helpful for street photography?

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Reviews / Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« on: April 12, 2014, 07:35:18 PM »
I found a use for the 40 pancake as an indoor full body portrait lens.  The photo below is a full frame example shot wide open. (5D3)

I'm considering the 35 IS for this role.  I think the extra stop and the IS would come in handy.  Mostly waiting for the price to come back down after the recent change in Canon advertising policy.


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EOS Bodies / Re: DP Review's 10 most popular camera list
« on: April 09, 2014, 07:53:29 PM »
Thanks guys, I feel better now!  Guess I won't tear up my Canon fanboy card just yet. :)

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EOS Bodies / DP Review's 10 most popular camera list
« on: April 09, 2014, 12:36:37 PM »
I sometimes glance at DP Review's list of the ten most popular cameras.  I believe this refers to how many visitors are looking at the reviews, not how many are sold.

The number of Canon cameras on this list has been declining for the last year or so.  Today I looked and there isn't a single Canon on the list.

Most popular cameras according to DP Review pageviews:

Pentax K-3 7.8%
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 7.4%
Nikon D610 6.0%
Olympus OM-D E-M10 5.7%
Sony Alpha 7R 5.4%
Fujifilm X-T1 3.3%
Sony Alpha a6000 3.2%
Fujifilm X-E2 3.1%
Nikon D5300 3.0%
Samsung NX mini 2.6%

Even if you just look at DSLRs, there still isn't a Canon on the list.

http://www.dpreview.com/products/slrs/statistics

I may have to tear up my Canon fanboy card if this situation continues much longer!

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